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We've built out pages for our portals that our departments use. Our operations team wants one of those pages to be emailed out to their subgroups each day. However, there is no 'schedule an email' option for pages. How can I get the page contents emailed out to these groups daily? Each page has about 8 different charts/reports on it that all need to be grouped together in the same fashion as the page is currently designed. They have filters in there to select the department which I think I can just build into the schedule part once I figure out how to email that page. Thoughts?

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We are on version 8206.?? currently
 
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Great question..Following this post.


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Dkiger and Vaayu

I checked with product management and this is not currently supported. You should probably open a new feature request to support this as I agree it is a good idea.

I attempted scheduling a URL to a portal page but the htm file it e-mailed me kinda looked like a login page but would not work for me. You might try that yourself.


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What you might be able to do is create an HTML with WebFOCUS that loads the Page as soon as the email opened with location.replace for instance. But I'm not sure all email clients accept this.


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@fp mod chuck - how do I go about submitting this as a new feature request? I am unfamiliar with that process.
 
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I think this is a feature on the 8207 roadmap. You'll be able to send the image of the page to a pdf but I'm not sure when it'll be available.


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dkiger

To request a new feature open a case on techsupport with New Feature Request in the summary line and then give the details of what you would like.


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You'll be able to send the image of the page to a pdf

Search for PhantomJS in the forum and you'll see that this is possible with some coding (and knowledge).

Push any web page to an image and incorporate it in a PDF.

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Is the "page" you're trying to send a portal page with just a bunch of charts, rpts, in individual panel containers or a stand-alone HTML page that is just dropped into 1 panel on a portal page? If it's the latter, you should be able to recreate this page in the document composer as a pdf document and e-mail that
 
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This is a page from the Designer tab in InfoAssist. We are aggregating our content in containers on the page, saving them, loading them into Portal Pages and then adding those to our portals. We don't have anything built out in the HTML page that could be leveraged. We were wanting to use our existing Pages instead of creating a duplicate effort.
 
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Hey Tony,
I searched it in the forum, can't find a good example for PhantomJS anywhere, Please send me some usage/syntax for it.

Appreciate it!


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If you've seen the other posts, then you should have seen this one where I mention that …

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Unfortunately, this is too involved for this forum


The essential process is to stack commands in an input file and then call them within a command string which calls PhantomJS, the Rasterizer.js and any parameters for PhantomJS processing that you need.

Check out PhantomJS.org for more information. Note that it is now discontinued.

The basic command to place in the stack consists of
  • url - full path to the procedure to be captured
  • page_size - the size of the virtual browser page that you want to capture - hint: larger gives greater resolution, gives larger file size, can take longer to render.
  • output_format - png etc.
  • img_format - normally file
  • out_filename - relative or full path where the output will be written. I normally use FOCCACHE but you cannot just use FOCCACHE/filename.png, you have to identify the actual path of the FOCCACHE folder for your session


My apologies that I am unable to give you more time on this as I do have a day job!!

T



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